egyptian foreign policy isn't the only item on the president's list. he has a lot to tackle domestically. melissa joins us from washington. >> reporter: the president has two major assignments today. like most of the kids going back to school across the country, first, as we've been talking about this morning, what to do about u.s. aid to egypt and, of course, more about the revelation of additional abuses with the nsa. some lawmakers are hoping the president will cut aid down the line. others hoping we can hold off. the president, of course, took a break from his vacation to condemn the violence and canceled a planned joint military exercise but did stop short of suspending any aid. another big topic, that nsa surveillance program, many critical of its legitimacy after an audit showed they broke privacy rules thousands of times per year. we know some hearings on the nsa plan for additional checks and balances expected to be initiated by vermont senator patrick leahy some time later this fall. richard?